Electricity and gas plans in South Australia

Find out your SA energy providers and compare now.

There are a number of suppliers operating in the South Australian energy market and consumers have a lot of choice when it comes to finding a gas or electricity plan.

See how to compare providers and if you could save money below.

Essential facts about energy plans in South Australia

  • The state's energy market was deregulated in 2002
  • There are more than 15 electricity providers and 8 gas providers
  • You may be able to save money by switching plans

Search and compare energy providers in South Australia

Name Product Green features Pros Cons Details More details
GreenPower
Solar
Monthly billing

Details

  • Electricity plans
  • Usage at wholesale rates
  • Variable/fixed rate available

Features

No-lock-in contracts
GreenPower: Available
Solar: Available
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Energy Locals supplies electricity to homes at variable or fixed rates with no lock in contracts.
GreenPower
Solar
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Details

  • Electricity and gas plans
  • Pay-on-time discounts
  • Variable/fixed rate available

Features

No-lock-in contracts
GreenPower: Available
Solar: Available
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Connect to electricity, gas and solar power with Click Energy, which has no lock in contracts and variable or fixed rates available.
GreenPower
Solar
Monthly billing

Details

  • Electricity and gas plans
  • Download the mobile app to track your account
  • 100% offset of carbon emissions
  • *Gas only available for VIC

Features

No-lock-in contracts
GreenPower: Available
Solar: Available
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Track your energy bill on a mobile app at this electricity, gas and solar power supplier with no lock in contracts.
AGL
GreenPower
Solar
Monthly billing
Flybuys + AGL Rewards
Credit card fees

Details

  • Electricity and gas plans
  • Pay on time discounts available
  • Flexible payment and billing options
  • Variable/fixed rate available

Features

12-24 month contracts
GreenPower: Available
Solar: Available
Enquire now
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If you sign up for a 12-24 month contract with AGL,you can receive discounts for paying on time and access flexible billing options.
GreenPower
Solar
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Details

  • Electricity and gas plans
  • Pay-on-time discounts
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • *Gas only in VIC & NSW

Features

No-lock-in contracts
GreenPower: Available
Solar: Available
Enquire now
More info
Get discounts for power bundles and paying on time with Dodo, with flexible instalment options available.
GreenPower
Solar
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Details

  • Electricity and gas plans
  • Pay-on-time discounts
  • Monthly billing
  • *Electricity only in QLD

Features

No-lock-in contracts
No exit fees
GreenPower: Available
Solar: Available
Enquire now
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Energy Australia has no exit fees and no lock in contracts while also offering discounts on your usage charge if you pay on time.
GreenPower
Solar
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Details

  • Electricity plans
  • Discounts for long term contracts
  • Variable / fixed rates available

Features

12-24 month contracts
GreenPower: Available
Solar: Available
Enquire now
More info
Power Direct offers electricity, GreenPower and solar energy options in 12-24 month contracts. Discounts for longer term contracts and a pricing promise are also available.
GreenPower
Solar
Monthly billing

Details

  • Electricity in NSW, VIC, QLD, and SA
  • Gas in VIC
  • Renewable power options
  • Payment options available

Features

No-lock-in contracts
No exit fees
GreenPower: Available
Solar: Available
More info
With customer support based in Hobart, Momentum Energy offers electricity and gas plans with simple straightforward plans
GreenPower
Solar
Monthly billing
Alinta Energy Rewards

Details

  • Electricity and gas plans
  • Pay-on-time discounts
  • Quarterly billing for electricity
  • *Gas only in WA, Electricity only in QLD

Features

No-lock-in contracts
No exit fees
GreenPower: Not available
Solar: Available
More info
Pay no exit fees and sign up for a no lock in contract with Alinta Energy.
Solar
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Details

  • Electricity plans in NSW, VIC, QLD and SA
  • Gas plans in NSW, VIC
  • Monthly payments

Features

No-lock-in contracts
GreenPower: Not available
Solar: Available
More info
Sign up with no lock in contracts and discounts when you pay on time with Amaysim. Access electricity, gas and solar options.
Commander Electricity
Commander Electricity
Solar
Credit card fees

Details

  • Business electricity & phone bundles available
  • Electricity plans
  • Quarterly billing
  • Available in NSW, VIC, and SA

Features

No-lock-in contracts
No exit fees
GreenPower: Not Available
Solar: Available
More info
Commander offers electricity plans for business, plus phone and Internet bundle options
GreenPower
Solar
Credit card fees

Details

  • Electricity plans in VIC, NSW, SA & QLD
  • Pay-on-time discounts
  • Quarterly billing

Features

No-lock-in contracts
Emphasis on renewable energy sources
GreenPower: Available
Solar: Available
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Diamond Energy offers no lock in contracts and discounts fr paying on time with direct debit.

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How does the energy market work in South Australia?

The South Australian energy market has been deregulated since 2002, meaning providers are free to set their own prices. While there is only one main distributor of both gas and electricity, there are a number of provider options in both markets.

Electricity

Distributors

SA Power Networks is the main electricity distributor in South Australia, though some remote systems are provided by other companies.

Retailers

There are currently more than 15 electricity suppliers in South Australia, including:

  • AGL
  • Alinta
  • amaysim/Click
  • Diamond Energy
  • Energy Locals
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Lumo
  • M2 (Dodo)
  • Momentum Energy
  • Origin
  • People Energy
  • Powerdirect
  • Qenergy
  • Red Energy
  • Sanctuary Energy
  • Savant Energy Power Networks
  • Simply Energy
  • Tango Energy

Gas

Distributors

Like the electricity market, there is only one major gas distributor in South Australia, with Envestra/Australian Gas Networks covering the majority of the state. However, there are some remote systems operated by other companies.

Retailers

There are also a number of gas suppliers operating in South Australia. These are:

  • AGL
  • Alinta
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Lumo
  • Origin
  • Red Energy
  • Savant Energy Power Networks
  • Simply Energy

How do I compare energy plans and deals in South Australia?

A free energy market means more choices for consumers. To get your energy dollars many providers will offer discounts, special offers or unique plans to suit your energy needs. Here's what you should look out for:

  • Discounts. It can be worth switching providers just to get a discount, but not all discounts are the same. Discounts for paying on time are great if you're not worried about being short of money each quarter. Discounts for long-term contracts can save you a lot of money but aren't much help if you're renting.
  • Bundling. If a provider sells electricity and gas, check if there's an extra discount if you switch both.
  • Choice of plan. Many businesses sell multiple plans; some even let you buy energy at different rates or in advance, locking in cheaper prices. If you find a deal for a usage pattern similar to your own, you can probably save some money.
  • Payment flexibility. Some companies offer great flexibility in payment options. If you're worried about paying bills on time, flexible options can really help. Some providers let you purchase energy in advance, which limits the chance of getting a bill higher than you were expecting and helps you control your spending.
  • Energy tools. Many providers offer a variety of apps and online tools that let consumers measure their energy consumption. Knowing more about your energy usage patterns can help you make better energy decisions in the future.

How can I switch energy providers?

Switching energy providers is easy. All you need to do is find a new provider, then contact it to organise the changeover.

The hard part is comparing providers and plans to find one that suits you and hopefully saves you money. Always think about your specific needs and circumstances when you're choosing a plan. Make sure you consider the following:

  • Contract terms and length. Always check your contract carefully. Some providers will automatically roll over an existing contract, which is convenient. However, check whether the associated fees will increase. The length of a contract is an important consideration if you're renting or only living in a place for a limited time.
  • Tariffs. Look at the tariffs charged by various providers. In an open energy market providers can and do raise tariffs.
  • Cooling-off periods. Most providers include a cooling-off period in their contracts and it's often a legal requirement. During the cooling-off period, which is usually 10 days, you can generally cancel a contract without any problem.
  • Early termination fees. Some energy providers charge a fee when you terminate a contract before the end period. Fees generally range from $40 to $100 and must be specified in the agreement. Check before switching and factor the cost into your calculations.

How to switch energy providers


How much does electricity cost in South Australia?

Smart meters and energy pricing

Many households in South Australia have an advanced digital meter, or smart meter, installed. They measure how much electricity you use and when you use it, which allows the provider to calculate your usage patterns more accurately. This means the provider can charge you based on peak and off-peak usage, and advise you of your exact monthly costs rather than relying on estimates. Smart meters send information to the provider automatically, so there's no need for someone to come and manually check your meter.

Other questions about South Australian energy providers

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